For those of you who missed THIS post, Wear The Paint is an amazing shop where every detail and graphic is hand painted onto clothing. The shop owner offers a variety of styles, so there truly is something for everyone. I definitely need to get my hands on one of her sweatshirts. Today, Wear The Paint is offering my readers a chance to win a $30 credit to her shop! You can enter using the widget below; this isn't a giveaway you will want to miss!a Rafflecopter giveaway
In Utah my weeks were crazy and all over the place, I didn't have regular weekends, they were just extensions of the rest of the week. But here, on the east coast, I seem to have more of a normal schedule. My weeks are spent working and spending time with my family. Then on the weekends, I venture up to DC and hang out with my friends; we explore the city, attend church, cook sunday dinners, and then I drive home, late Sunday night, listening to uplifting podcasts. It has been amazing and I will cherish these Summer weekend's for the rest of my life.
This particular Sunday afternoon was spent exploring the capitol and it's grounds, catching fireflies in the grass, feeling completely care-free, and having far too much fun wearing THIS cape dress from Mart of China.
How do you tend to spend your weekends?
I once read a poem about a woman whose love was at sea. She waited for him on the seashore and watched for him from her house, day in and day out... perhaps it was a lighthouse. I can't remember the poem or who wrote it, but this photoshoot is reminiscent of that. It felt... haunting, in a way. This old, beaten down house, the sea across the yard, the "waltzing matilda" skirt from Shabby Apple. It was all very romantic to me and I hope that story can come across in the photos. If you know what poem I am talking about, I would appreciate you sharing it. I am sure there are many, but I'd like to hear the ones you know of, just the same.
I am in love with this skirt from Shabby Apple. It is elegant, truly makes me feel like a princess, and waltzing is almost a necessity. The fabric is heavy, in the best possible way, and it swooshes and sways with the slightest movement.
These photos were taken by the amazing Erin Christine Photography. I met her at my local farmer's market a while ago and was so excited to collaborate with her. She is very talented and so easy going. We had so much fun on our early morning shoot. Plus, just look at that photo above... It is definitely one of my favorite photos of myself, ever. Truly a piece of art.
skirt- c/o shabby apple
blouse- c/o lulu's
necklace- a lost feather
It's that time of year... the time when the heat starts to make everything slow down. It's getting unbearably hot, and if you live somewhere like where I live- it's also getting disgustingly humid. We need a little refresher, something to help us wake up and keep enjoying that warm, summer sun! So my sponsors and I have come up with a fun mid-summer giveaway for you all. Just something to say "thank you!" and to boost your mid-summer energy.
Included in the giveaway is a $50 ASOS gift card, so we all decided to show you some of our current favorite ASOS summer looks! Mine is this faded, black swing dress. It is perfect for these hot, muggy, summer days. It's breezy, light, and incredibly comfortable. I love dressing it up or down and have been wearing it non-stop!
headpiece- sweetness a boos
necklace- old navy
Best of luck to you all!
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A few weeks ago I saw a lighthouse for the first time. This one isn't like the lighthouses I have seen in movies and photos, but it's a lighthouse all the same, and I was just as excited to see it. I went with my family and we were able to explore the house as well as the museum. This is such a beautiful area and it was the perfect day to explore. Sunny, warm (almost too warm), and it ended with a downpour.
I really enjoyed touring the old lighthouse and seeing how the keepers would have lived, years ago. I loved the spiral staircases, oddly shaped rooms, and creaky floors and think I could definitely be happy living in a lighthouse on a coast, somewhere.
We had just as much fun inside the museum as we did outside and were able to learn more about the area we currently live as well as the history of this little county. I ended up getting a little rowdy and they put me in shackles. As you can see, I overreacted...
My nephew, however, is a greater man than I reacted in a much humbler way. I guess we know who the real adult is here...
We then headed to dinner and followed it with some frozen yogurt. It was such a great day and I loved being able to spend it with my family.
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